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Where to Go for Panoramic Views in Cluj Napoca

Picture of Roxana Coman
Updated: 18 October 2017
Cluj-Napoca is a charming and vivid city that enchants travellers from all over the world. The city centre is adorned with an array of architectural styles, cobbled streets, scenic squares and monumental churches. While strolling its streets and taking a tour of its landmarks is one thing, looking at the city from above will allow you to see Cluj in a whole new light. Here are the best spots for panoramic views in Cluj-Napoca.

The first place to go if you want an overview of the city is Cetatuia Hill. While going up may take some effort, the view is worthwhile. Take your camera and capture wonderful panoramic pictures of Cluj featuring the most modern stadium and polyvalent hall in Romania, the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe and the lovely Central Park. You can wander on the hill’s plateau or have a drink with a view at Pergola terrace.

Cluj-Napoca cityscape
Cluj-Napoca cityscape | © Dennis Jarvis / Flickr

Opposite to Cetatuita Hill, the 80-metre (262 ft) tower of Saint Michael’s church offers a different perspective. If you are in Cluj in August, during the Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj, you can climb up the tower’s balcony for a 360-degree view. Up there you will gain higher ground for a dazzling view over the city. Certainly, a moment to remember and some of the greatest pictures of Cluj.

View from the tower
View from the tower | © Stefan Jurca / Flickr

If climbing stairs is not really your thing, then take a car and go to the Feleacu hill for a sweeping view over Cluj. Do it in the evening as it’s the moment when the city is wrapped in the colours of sunset and be mesmerised by the peaceful view. If you are with your lover, this is going to be a romantic, memorable experience that you will both cherish.

For a thrilling experience and a breathtaking view, fly above Cluj in a hot air balloon. Sign up for this once-in-a-lifetime experience and you won’t regret it. And undoubtedly, you will remember Cluj and this adventure all your life.

Take a ride in a hot air balloon
Take a ride in a hot air balloon | © Dorian Wallender / Flickr

With its panoramic views and picturesque landscapes, the city will most certainly delight you. Nevertheless, Cluj is not only about views but also about food, and there are some places where you can have them both.

For a breakfast with a view, go to Website Bistro. The tall building belongs to NTT Data but the restaurant is also open to tourists. Lay on its terrace and catch the city’s beauty from the morning.

Lunch is the moment when you should take a break and have a moment for yourself and your appetite. Eat in one of Cluj’s best restaurants on the Klausenburger terrace and take a selfie with the great view.

If you love the sunset and favour an evening view, go for dinner at Beyfin Restaurant. Their terrace is on the rooftop of the Beyfin Hotel, above the Avram Iancu Square. You will be closer than ever of the Orthodox Cathedral’s majestic dome.

The Orthodox Cathedral by night
The Orthodox Cathedral by night | © Florin Chelaru / Flickr

There you have them, the spots that will show you the city from different angles, that will seduce you and maybe even lure you to prolong your stay in Cluj.